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Porchlight Storytelling Series

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Rank #181 in Performing Arts category

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Selected stories from Porchlight, San Francisco's longest-running storytelling series, hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick.Co-founders Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte invite six people from different backgrounds to tell ten-minute true stories without using notes or memorization.

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Selected stories from Porchlight, San Francisco's longest-running storytelling series, hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick.Co-founders Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte invite six people from different backgrounds to tell ten-minute true stories without using notes or memorization.

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Worthy and Entertaining

By lil’ peter - Apr 15 2020
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A highly entertaining series of stories presented by two experienced hosts. The Porchlight shows have been around much longer than there were podcasts, but this is an excellent medium for the stories. This being a 100% live podcast, sound levels can be a little erratic, such as when someone yells into a mic, but it's not outside the comfortable range. Very much like being there, actually. The typical storyteller is an experienced and proven veteran who has to pitch the story prior to being put on the evening's roster and who generally will deliver an entertaining story. The funeral boat was a hoot. If you like ALL your stories to be polished, you might avoid the Open Door shows as these are pretty much all amateurs, but I do appreciate the hosts making this effort to allow new people to try storytelling.

radio friends

By manny's is ours now - Mar 09 2014
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if you are looking for radio friends... here they are... thank you for being mine

iTunes Ratings

91 Ratings
Average Ratings
41
24
9
7
10

Worthy and Entertaining

By lil’ peter - Apr 15 2020
Read more
A highly entertaining series of stories presented by two experienced hosts. The Porchlight shows have been around much longer than there were podcasts, but this is an excellent medium for the stories. This being a 100% live podcast, sound levels can be a little erratic, such as when someone yells into a mic, but it's not outside the comfortable range. Very much like being there, actually. The typical storyteller is an experienced and proven veteran who has to pitch the story prior to being put on the evening's roster and who generally will deliver an entertaining story. The funeral boat was a hoot. If you like ALL your stories to be polished, you might avoid the Open Door shows as these are pretty much all amateurs, but I do appreciate the hosts making this effort to allow new people to try storytelling.

radio friends

By manny's is ours now - Mar 09 2014
Read more
if you are looking for radio friends... here they are... thank you for being mine
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Porchlight Storytelling Series

Latest release on Oct 14, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Kill Your Darlings: The Unpleasant Art of Starting Over. Porchlight + Litquake 2015

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Litquake’s edition of the Bay Area’s long-running Porchlight series (15 years!) returns to the festival for a special storytelling night of authors and writers, telling tales on the theme of “Kill Your Darlings.” Featuring stories by Heather Mackey, Martha Tolles, Neal Pollack, Mark Haskell Smith, Siamak Vossoughi and Ali Liebegott.

Hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick on October 12, 2015 at San Francisco's Verdi Club. Recorded by Brandi Howell. Mixed by Patty Fung. 

Dec 15 2015

1hr 17mins

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Rank #2: It's Not You: Stories about Heartache, Heartbreak and Break-Ups

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Porchlight and SF Sketchfest present stories from:

Soccer journalist--Alan Black

Stand-up comedian--April Richardson

Zinester, illustrator, and pet portrait artist--Nicole Georges

Comedian, actor, musician, and host of “The Dave Hill Explosion”--Dave Hill

Comedian, actor, and writer --Scott Capurro

Hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick. Podcast produced by Briana Breen. From February 8, 2013 at San Francisco’s Verdi Club.

Mar 16 2013

1hr 4mins

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Rank #3: Back To School! Porchlight Open Door

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Get schooled with these stories from teachers, students, and people learning (or not learning) formative lessons. 

Hosted by Arline Klatte and Jack Boulware September 24, 2012 at San Francisco's Hemlock Tavern.  Podcast produced by Briana Breen.

Aug 18 2013

1hr

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Rank #4: Last One to Leave Please Turn Out the Lights

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A very special edition of the Bay Area’s longest-running storytelling series, now in its 13th year! An evening of unforgettable stories by a stellar cast of feisty San Franciscans who are STILL HERE. So you know: This show is not meant to be a bummer, but rather a rollicking night featuring people who love this city and would prefer to stay here and keep on loving it. Stories from: Tim Redmond, Cammy Blackstone, Rio and Rene Yañez, Marilynn Fowler, Shannon Matesky and Ed Wolf. Also featuring songs by: Stephen Smith and Tom Heyman.

Hosted by native San Franciscans Arline Klatte and Marc Capelle, along with Beth Lisick (born in San "The Hose" Jose, y'all!) on April 20, 2015 at San Francisco's Verdi Club.  Recorded by Paula Junn. Mixed by Patty Fung.

May 12 2015

1hr 24mins

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Rank #5: Exit Interview: Don't Let The Door Hit You On The Ass

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Stories of making an exit from: Mike Morasky, Brittney Gilbert, Michael Ching, Broke-Ass Stuart aka Stuart Schuffman, and Kelly Beardsley. Special musical performance by Carletta Sue Kay.

Hosted by Arline Klatte and Ali Liebegott on September 16, 2013 at San Francisco's Verdi Club.  Podcast produced by Briana Breen. 

Oct 09 2013

1hr 8mins

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Rank #6: There Will Be Blood: The Family Show

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Extra helpings of family secrets, evil step-grandmothers, famous fathers, and horrible dinner table conversation will be served.  Stories from: Sean Keane, Marianna Cherry, Christopher Caen, Jay Beaman, Karen Duffin and Ali Liebegott. 

Hosted by Arline Klatte and Ali Liebegott on November 18, 2013 at San Francisco’s Verdi Club.  

Nov 27 2013

1hr 5mins

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Rank #7: Imposter

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Stories of lies, deception, and trickery from:

The Roxie Theatre's--Mike KeeganArtist and radio producer--Stacy BondAuthor and Litquake co-founder--Jack BoulwareSan Francisco real estate agent--Steve MavromihalisMills College professor--Maura FinkelsteinYA novelist and MR. T Experience frontman--Frank Portman

Hosted by Arline Klatte and Jon Moscone June 17, 2013 at San Francisco's Verdi Club.  Podcast produced by Briana Breen.

Jun 30 2013

1hr 16mins

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Rank #8: Porchlight + Greenhouse: JOBS

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Porchlight partners with Greenhouse, a software company that optimizes hiring practices, for a show of stories about JOBS. Our storytelling superstars for this special edition include writer/musician Eric Shea, HIV educator Ed Wolf, and producer/comedian Dana Merwin.    Hosted by Arline Klatte at the Hilton Union Square on May 26, 2016. Recorded by PSAV and mixed by Patty Fung.

Aug 01 2016

39mins

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Rank #9: Busted! Epic tales from Porchlight's 4th Anniversary Show.

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Stories of getting busted: rock stars, famous actors, car thiefs, truth-seekers, and more.

Stories from:

*SF Film Festival programmer, SEAN UYEHARA

*Legendary music journalist, SYLVIE SIMMONS

*BART train operator and tour bus driver, KELLY BEARDSLEY

*Writer, public radio commentator, and author of “The Ramen King and I,” ANDY RASKIN

*Law professor, author, and community activist, the late LINDA MABRY

*Film soundtrack composer and founder of Secret Studios, Mr. HAPPY SANCHEZ

*Namer, crossword puzzle writer, and comedian, ANDREA MICHAELS

*Writer and musician, ERIC SHEA

Hosted by Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte.  Music by Marc Capelle.  Podcast produced by Briana Breen. From July 2004 at San Francisco’s Café Du Nord.

Nov 04 2012

1hr 13mins

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Rank #10: Kitchen Confidential 2016

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Kitchen Confidential is back! Hear some of SF's finest onstage with their insider stories about food, restaurants, kitchens, customers, and the vagaries of having a life in the service industry. Writer and restaurant person Karen Leibowitz. Natural foods expert/writer Matt Levine. Cookbook author J. Kenji Lopez-Alt. Comedian Kyle Mizono. Chef/teacher Erika Almeida Mooney and superstar chef Richie Nakano. Hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick on April 13, 2016 at San Francisco's Verdi Club. Recorded by Brandi Howell. Mixed by Patty Fung. 

Jun 04 2016

1hr 10mins

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Rank #11: Too Hard To Keep

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Stories about times it was too hard to keep it together, too hard to keep a secret, too hard to keep thinking about, and too hard to keep up.  Told by Michael Bunin, Suzanne Kleid, Brian McMullen, and Rick Oginz.

Hosted by Beth Lisick and Arline Klatte on March 20, 2014 at San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum. 

May 02 2014

51mins

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Rank #12: Kitchen Confidential 2014

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Kitchen Confidential, Porchlight's most anticipated show of the year. Get all the dirt from the top food people in this unapologetically food-obsessed town, as stories from the kitchen, the front of the house, and the food truck are told onstage.

Stories from: Chef and TV Personality Joey Altman, James Beard Award Winner and Slanted Door's Charles Phan, Author and St. Vincent Owner David Lynch, Restaurant Family Scion and ll Fornaio Co-Owner Mike Mindel, Writer and Culinary Tour Guide Nina Tamburello, and Former Private Chef Zahra Noorbakhsh.

Hosted by Arline Klatte and Delfina's Craig Stoll on May 19, 2014 at San Francisco's Verdi Club. Recorded by Paula Junn. Mixed by Patty Fung.

Mar 20 2015

1hr 24mins

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Rank #13: Comics take the stage: Sketchfest 2012

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Etiquette advice for stalking celebrities, becoming a man through Bar Mitzvah and phone sex, how breaking bones can be good for your health, and why sometimes you really need a BB gun to take down the Xmas tree. 

Stories from: Bobcat Goldthwait, Moshe Kasher, Caitlin Gill, and Anna Seregina.

Hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick on January 20, 2012 at the Purple Onion in San Francisco.  Podcast produced by Briana Breen.

Nov 12 2013

1hr 2mins

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Rank #14: Comics Take the Stage: SF Sketchfest 2015

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For the fifth year in a row, Porchlight teams up with the San Francisco Sketchfest to bring you a rollicking night of storytelling by a line-up of people in the writing and funny business. Working with the theme FAKE IT TIL YOU MAKE IT, six superstars tell ten-minute stories for your joy and entertainment. Stories from: Shelley McLendon, Derrick Brown, Frank Portman, Phoebe Robinson, Scott Capurro and Ophira Eisenberg.    Hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick on January 25, 2015 at the Verdi Club in San Francisco. Recorded by Paula Junn. Mixed by Patty Fung.

Feb 17 2015

1hr 24mins

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Rank #15: As Luck Would Have It. Porchlight's Eleventh Anniversary Show!

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STORIES FROM:

British bookbinder—Dominic Riley

Writer—April Sinclair 

Literary superstar—Michelle Tea

YA author and Mr. T. Experience frontman—Frank Portman

Poet, actor and storyteller—Hai Ning Luan

Musician and talent booker—Anthony Bedard

Hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick July 26, 2013 at San Francisco's Verdi Club.  Podcast Produced by Briana Breen

Aug 04 2013

1hr 10mins

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Rank #16: Porchlight Open Door: Scary, Creepy, Not OK!

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Porchlight Halloween show. Hosted by Arline Klatte and Marc Capelle on October 27th, 2014 at San Francisco's Hemlock Tavern

Dec 23 2014

58mins

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Rank #17: Porchlight Open Door: Feast or Famine

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Stories of appetites, obsessions, and hunger pains. 

Hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Spottswood on November 25, 2013 at San Francisco’s Hemlock Tavern.  

Dec 15 2013

56mins

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Rank #18: Ready to Wear: The Fashion Show

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Mom, philanthropist and former model--Paula Williams

Fashion blogger--Adelle McElveen

Crafty lady and "What Not To Wear" victim--Pam DeLuco

Interior designer--John James

Former model turned writer--Meghan Ward

Author, teacher and performer--Richard Silberg

From March 21, 2011 at San Francisco’s Verdi Club.

Jul 23 2013

1hr 9mins

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Rank #19: Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution

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Porchlight returns with a Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution edition featuring Wavy Gravy, Bob Barsotti, Eric Shea, Deanne Franklin, Bart Davenport, and Lorrie Murray. Hosted by Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick on May 12, 2016 at The Contemporary Jewish Museum. Recorded by Brandi Howell. Mixed by Patty Fung. 

Jun 29 2016

1hr 19mins

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Rank #20: Bay Area Love Stories

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Stories about love and the Bay Area told by Chinaka Hodge, Thao Nguyen, Anthony Bedard, Dana Merwin, John Reichmuth, Hiya Swanhuyser and music by Carletta Sue Kay. Hosted by Arline Klatte & Beth Lisick on September 4, 2014 at the California Academy of Sciences.

Oct 21 2014

1hr 16mins

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